Tony McNulty, the Minister who has pocketed £60,000 by claiming expenses for a second home which he does not live in is write when he says he has broken no parliamentary rules. But so wrong when we look at what he has done as Joe Public.
The man in the street does not care that he has followed some archaic rules which allow some MPs a way of legitimising fraud on a massive. What the ordinary voter wants is MPs who understand what is right and decent and more than that, what is honestly earnt and honestly claimed.
So he is right when he says he has followed the rules but it is clear, and the voters of his constituency will no doubt take the opportunity to tell him that he is so wrong.